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Metro Academic and Classical High School

Information Updated March 2021
  • Grades 9-12
  • 377 Students
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4015 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis MO, 63108
This school is wheelchair accessible

COVID Contingency*

Attendance Options
In-Person Learning:
100% Virtual Learning:
Blended Learning:
Attendance Adjustment Options Undefined
School Provided Laptop or Tablet
School's Learning Plan Visit School Website
*This information is subject to change.


School Hours

Core School Hours 7:10am - 2:07pm
Before School Care
After School Care 5:30pm End time



School Bus
Post-Activity Transportation
Public Transit Options



Tuition Free Financial Assistance n/a Uniform
USDA Food Program
  Yes - All Students Eligible
Free Breakfast
Free Lunch

About The School

School Mission
Misson: Metro Academic and Classical High School will create a rigorous college preparatory atmosphere that promotes lifelong learning, service, global-mindedness, independence, and critical thinking.​ ​ Vision: As an IB school Metro A&C will develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.​
Quick Facts
  • Consistently ranked as the highest performing public school in the state of Missouri by US News and World Report 
  • We offer the  International Baccalaureate program, recognized around the world
  • We have a great selection of clubs, activities and sports. We want all of our students to be involved in some school group or activity. There is something for everyone. 
Parent Coordinator
Teachers On Staff 24
Teachers Returning from Last Year 92%
Nurses On Staff Part Time
Counselors On Staff Full Time
Social Workers On Staff Part Time
Special Education

Student Diversity

Total Students 377
American Indian / Alaska Native n/a
Asian 10.6%
Black 42.7%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander n/a
Hispanic 6.1%
White 40.6%
Multiracial n/a
Total Students 377
Male 37%
Female 63%
Limited English Proficient n/a
Students With Disabilities n/a
Low Income n/a

Education Focus

  • Band
  • Piano
  • Music History
  • 5+ enrichment experiences
Visual & Performing Arts
  • IB art
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Theatre
World Languages
  • French
  • Spanish
Special Education
Advanced Placement
International Baccalaureate


After School Clubs
  • GSA
  • Baseball
  • Soccer-Coed
  • Basketball-Coed
  • Cross Country-Girls
  • Basketball-Grils
  • Cross Country-Boys
Visual Arts
  • Softball
  • Concert Band
  • Metro Mix (Dance)
  • Vogue (Modeling)

School Visits &

Application Deadline 11-20-2020
Application Fee
Interview Required
Requirements / Recommended Tests
Applicant must score at the 50th percentile level or more on a standardized test, in all sub-areas of the test.  
Enrollment Criteria
  • SLPS Magnet and Choice Schools Acceptance 5 paragraph Entrance Essay “Why a college preparatory high school is the best environment for me.”
  • Current proof of residency, Parenting plan/court order or proof of guardianship (if applicable), parent/guardian photo ID
  • Child's birth certificate, Immunization/physical/shot records
  • Attendance above 90% (7th-grade year). Please include documentation if extenuating circumstances exist.
  • Most recent report card and the last report card of their eighth-grade year to validate classroom academic achievement and attendance. This report card must reflect a C or better in all subjects with the exception of Physical Education, Art, Music, and Practical Arts. One D will be acceptable in any one of these four subjects. No D in a core subject is acceptable.
  • Applicant must have excellent or good evaluations on each item on the Official Recommendation Checklist Form Recommendations must be submitted by two of the following: applicant’s teacher, counselor, principal or designated administrator.
Enrollment Contact Steven Lawler (Principal)
Bobbie Richardson (Office Professional )

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